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The 2008 edition of EA's ice hockey simulation includes many improvements to the Skill Stick feature that was introduced in NHL 07. Another novelty is the Goalie mode where players can manually take control of the goalie through a 3rd-person camera. Players can create and work towards custom players and a rumble feature introduces a new form of communication where the player can call for the puck by tapping the ice with the stick.

In addition to NHL teams, this edition also features international teams and the 29 AHL teams, as well as the new jerseys for the regular NHL season.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 version do not contain a fantasy draft to create a dream team to take through the Stanley Cup in the Dynasty mode, but have the Sweden's Elitserien and Finland's SM-liiga. Commentary in this version is done by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.


NHL 08 Windows Season calendar
NHL 08 Windows Tripping gets you a penalty.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Telecast-style shots after big moments.
NHL 08 Windows Coach talking to the referee.

Promo Images

NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot
NHL 08 Screenshot


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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles PlayStation 3 Oct 11, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Sep 14, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 3 2007 90 out of 100 90
GameZone PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2007 88 out of 100 88 Xbox 360 Sep 21, 2007 84 out of 100 84 PlayStation 3 Dec 07, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Oct 15, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2007 16 out of 20 80 Windows Sep 21, 2007 59 out of 100 59


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Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.

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